Champions League Final, Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Live stream, preview, TV schedule and more


On Saturday, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid square off in the UEFA Champions League final. While these two are domestic rivals, on the European stage Real Madrid has had considerably more success. They’re looking for their 10th European Cup, meanwhile Atletico Madrid is looking for their first. That lack of success could have some pegging Atletico Madrid as the underdogs, but they just won the La Liga championship and they’ve won the Europa League trophy in 2010 and 2012.

“This is amazing; as coaches, we’ve grown as a result of the players that we’ve worked with,” Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone said, via “I have to work according to what my players need and decide to set up the match in the best way possible. We know where we have to be careful and we’ll try to find ways to go forward. We’ve just won the Spanish Liga, a lovely success, but there’s work to be done for this unique match.”

What Atletico has been able to accomplish under Simeone is nothing short of impressive, however he is facing a stiff opponent in Real boss Carolo Ancelotti. In his first season Ancelotti also has his club in the Champions League final. Unlike Simeone, Ancelotti has won the Champions League twice before with two different teams.

“I’ve had a lot from this competition; I’ve won it four times, this is my seventh final, so I can’t ask for more,”Ancelotti said. “Everyone knows how important this competition is for Real Madrid but my job is to do my best to help us win this competition – and we’re very close.”

Real is arguably the more loaded of the two teams, with superstar Cristiano Ronaldo fresh off a FIFA Ballon d’Or trophy win. He is looking to add to his trophy collection with a Champions League trophy and help Real Madrid win their 10th.

“It is a moment that all Madridistas are dreaming about – the ‘décima’,” said Ronaldo, via “We are all very excited, so we have to win.”

Ronaldo has been paired with Welsh star Gareth Bale, who is experiencing a whole new level of success after the transfer from Tottenham Hotpur.

“These are the reasons why you come to Real Madrid, to play in the biggest finals in the world and try to win trophy,” Bale said, via “There’s pressure in the UEFA Champions League final for any player in any team. We’re all looking forward to it and the chance to win it. Hopefully, we’ll put a great performance in and lift the trophy.”

“It’s not an obsession,” Bale added. “If you ask any player in world football, it’s a dream to win the Champions League. It’s a pressure we put on ourselves but hopefully one we can live with.”

And while an All-Madrid final might not be appealing on an international scale because of the heavy Spanish influence, it is still an incredible match. A fierce rivalry on the grandest stage.

“It’s a historic rivalry,” said Simeone, via “It’s great, both in terms of the matches themselves and the fact that in one city you have such a powerful team as Real Madrid and a battling team such as Atlético Madrid. The idiosyncrasies of the clubs couldn’t be more different, possibly from a social perspective as well. Each team uses the tools it has at its disposal and it’s a great rivalry, no matter which team you support.”

Date: Saturday, May 24
Start Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica
TV Info: FOX, FOX Deportes
Radio Info: Sirius XM FC
Live StreamFOX Soccer 2Go (Subscription required) or Fox Sports Go (Free with cable provider info)
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